Lazio goalkeeper scores stunning late equaliser in Champions League
Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel scored a 95th-minute equaliser to earn his team a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Showing the instincts of a striker, Provedel rescued Lazio as he leapt to meet an inswinging cross from Luis Alberto, guiding a powerful glancing header past Atletico counterpart Jan Oblak at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The scarcely believable moment saw Provedel become just the sixth goalkeeper to score a goal in Champions League history, and only the second from open play. Provedel was also making his first appearance in the Champions League and his header was the final touch in the match.
The Italian was quickly surrounded by his stunned teammates, while Provedel did not even break into a smile while celebrating as he was chased by substitutes running onto the pitch.
"Im going to enjoy this. But we only got one point, we didnt win," Provedel said.
The 29-year-old said he modelled his attacking style after Lazio striker Ciro Immobile.
Lazio fell behind in the first half of their Champions League opener after Pablo Barrios scored for Atletico with a goal that took a big deflection past Provedel.